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Coronary artery disease

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Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, the leading cause of heart attack and the leading cause of death in the United States. At Novant Health UVA Health System our team of specialists will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your disease.

Learn more about coronary artery disease treatments.

Coronary artery disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries (usually from a buildup of plaque). This restricts blood flow to the heart muscle and reduced oxygen and nutrients. This can lead to chest pain, or angina, and eventually can lead to a heart attack.

If you feel you are experiencing the symptoms of a heart attack: Call 911

Symptoms of coronary artery disease:

  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart attack

Make an appointment with a Novant Health UVA Health System provider for more information on coronary artery disease.